Health Information Exchange
Much of the promise of improvement in patient safety, outcomes and efficiency of care from the adoption of EHR systems lies in the ability to exchange health information between systems. However, the lack of adoption of standards for clinical data has led to a lack of interoperability between systems.. One strong intent of the EHR incentives programs is to enable HIE by fostering adoption of clinical data standards.
• Compatibility & Information Exchange
• HIMSS HIE Toolkit Directory
• State Health Information Exchange Program
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: What is Health Information Exchange?
• AMA Overview of HIE